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Sky View Observatory

Address: 701 Fifth Ave, 73rd floor, Columbia Center, Seattle, WA 98104 (Formerly Bank of America Tower)
Phone Number: 206-386-5564
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Ranked #3 of 213 Attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks/ Towers, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks/ Towers, Sights & Landmarks

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Poway, California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Can't miss this Seattle icon. We bought the combined ticket for the Chihuly Gardens and Space Needle and saved a few bucks. Can save more if you buy online. We were there for the sunset views and the city lights. Had a coffee and enjoyed the views!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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34 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

We thought it would be hard to get to but just two blocks from the light rail. We were asked if we were over 55 and given the senior discount. Beautiful views but watch out for the glare at different times of the day. We went mis afternoon and it was too bright to take photos of the water but... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This is the best view of all in Seattle! Twice the height of the Needle! If 40 floors is high enough, you can stop there and enjoy a hot drink at the Starbucks there.

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Los Angeles, California
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261 reviews 261 reviews
131 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The views are clean, crisp and excellent despite the rain. There is no person on the Elevator talking about the building and telling corny jokes unlike other towers rides around the world including the USA. Also, stop midway on 40, I think for Starbucks in the Sky. Lots of good reading about view points, history etc. some is outdate but... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

While doing a Seattle attraction search on Trip Advisor, we noticed the Sky View Observatory. The day was beautiful, so we thought we would give it a try. We were not disappointed. The view is breathtaking. If you want to get the best view of the city, then give this a go.

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London, Canada
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112 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We visited the Sky View Observatory with a Groupon.- great value as opposed to the over priced Space Needle. We had limited time in Seattle and wanted to see everything we could- happily,there were no crowds or lines to stand in, just great 360 degree views of the city and beyond. It was a rainy day so couldn't see as... More 

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New York City
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30 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Love the 360º views, affordable admission price, the infographics were designed very well and looked great! Not crowed and no lines!

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Clovis, California
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is a better view than the Space Needle, since it is always a 360 degree view, and an easy ride to the top. It was not crowded, making for nice photos, and time to gaze.

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Seattle, Washington
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The view from the top is amazing. We reached the 73rd floor just before the sunset. (the fee is around 12 dollars ?). Expansive views of the sound, Olympics, cascades in the distance. As the sun set in the horizon , and the city lights came up - it was a beautiful sight! The miniature ferris wheel and space needle... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Had fairly low expectation based on some reviews I had read. Very scenic view of the city. A few too many clouds to see the mountains yet still had huge view of city.

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